This B&B is part of the Albergo Diffuso concept, which brings abandoned villages in Italy back to life. The apartments are down a cobbled path with houses on one side and terraced wild gardens on the other, and the restaurant forms the heart of the village.
Simona and her family love pampering guests. The copious breakfast buffet includes home-baked cakes, local cheeses, antipasti spiked with herbs, artisan bread and organic jam; lunch and dinner have an emphasis on home-grown, seasonal, organic fare. You’re welcome to pick fruit off the trees that surround every house and to help to yourself to vegetables from the garden too.
Read a book next to the fire in your cosy apartment or sit out in the lovely garden, which has olive trees and valley views; you also get your own keys to the vast infinity pool. Simona is happy to advise on local itineraries – visits to local dairies, artisan chocolate makers, olive oil mills and truffle hunts in season. Florence is an hour away.